Chris is a senior litigation partner. He acts for clients in issues relating to:
- commercial disputes
- shareholder, oppression and other corporate disputes
- corporate restructuring
- directors' and officers' duties and liabilities
- class actions
- anti-piracy actions
- public law, including constitutional, administrative and First Nations
Chris has appeared as counsel before all levels of the courts in Ontario, and before the Federal Court of Appeal, British Columbia Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Canada, and numerous administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Securities Commission.
Chris joined BLG in 1984, and became a partner 1988; he was seconded to the Government of Ontario from 1989-93, where he served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Office of Federal Provincial Relations and as Assistant Deputy Minister, Constitutional Policy and Special Counsel.
Prior to joining BLG, Chris was law clerk to Mr. Justice McIntyre of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1979-80, and was a stagiaire with the Conseil d'État (Council of State) in Paris, France, in 1983.
Chris is bilingual. He has served as an elected Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario from 2008-2019, where he chaired the Audit & Finance Committee, and served as vice-chair of the appeal panel of the Law Society Tribunal.
He is the chair of BLG's Public Law Group.